J13 valve clearance????

1965-1971 Datsun 521 forums. All 520 and 521 topics and discussion can be found here.
velocejoe
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:13 am
Car: 1966 post-October 520 pickup

J13 valve clearance????

Postby velocejoe » Fri May 01, 2009 4:12 pm

Got my '66 520 going. A little starting fluid, and it ran like a top! Fired up instanly after sitting for six months or so. I need valve clearance figures though. My truck is a POST OCTOBER production truck. I don't know why, but because of this fact EVERYTHING is a major b**** to get the right parts/info/everything for. I plan on contacting the dealer tomorrow, and have them say the usual......"UH, we don't even have that in our computer/or on paper file." Thought I would start here first. I looked online and found nothing.


srl311too
Posts: 32
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 5:00 pm

Re: J13 valve clearance???? (velocejoe)

Postby srl311too » Sat May 02, 2009 5:36 am

My book says .014 in. I had one that would tick at that setting. I went as tight as .009 to make it silent. Didn't seem to affect the operation.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1...78522/

velocejoe
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:13 am
Car: 1966 post-October 520 pickup

Re: J13 valve clearance???? (srl311too)

Postby velocejoe » Thu May 14, 2009 3:51 pm

I would love to get a copy of any specs/repair manuals/owner's manuals you have regarding the 1966 520. Mine is a post-october model. See my next post. The valve info was useful, but it would be better if I knew what valve to check when what valve is open. Is .014 for Exhaust AND Intake? Thanks. Send me your email addy if you can. I would contact you directly but not sure how to exactly. Thanks, Joe


Return to “Datsun 520 / 521”